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Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review

Posted: , by Nanko R.


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Internet - Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review
Internet - Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review


It looks like currently, the invasion of the knockoff Vertu phones is targeting only Europe and Asia. That’s why they are only tri-band (900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz). V9 uses GPRS to connect to the Internet and even if you are not trying to open complicated pages (they don’t open at all), the slow speed and the lack of viewing options (landscape/zoom/panning) will make you avoid using this function.

The good news is that the phone supports stereo Bluetooth. In the box, there’s also a cable for PC connection with the options to use the clone as a mass storage device, COM-Port (needed to sync your contacts with Outlook, but since there isn’t any software included in the set, it is useless) and WebCam. That’s an interesting option, since our unit is not equipped with a camera.


According to the specifications provided by the manufacturer, V9 has 128MB of built-in memory and 32MB RAM. The bitter truth is that it only has 760KB of free memory. At least there is a microSD slot, supporting cards up to 1GB, where you can store your music and later play it, that’s if it is in mp3 format of course…

Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review
Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review

Vertu Constellation Knockoff Review
In any case, that’s what you’ll think at first. The audio player reveals yet another software imperfection. It can only find files stored in the folder My Music. It offers options as repeat, shuffle, background play, and equalizer. You can also play a tune via the file manager, but that will limit you to only being able to control the sound volume.

The same goes for the image viewer and the video player. Only MP4 and 3gp formats are supported with inability for reproducing high bitrate and resolution videos. However, there is a landscape mode.

There’s also a sound recorder. It works just fine and has a convenient shortcut. Bravo!

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. hussam (unregistered)

thanx alot for this review, i wanted to buy this phone but after reading what u wrote i wont

posted on 20 May 2008, 01:41

2. Simdes (unregistered)

I like the replica more... Probably because it is chinese and not some european money sucker with less functionality than a rusty toaster.

posted on 23 May 2008, 14:54

3. Nickolai (unregistered)

I own one of these phones and have not experienced any bad signal whatsoever. The menu is a littly chunky, but with more functionality. On the whole it's off the hook for a knockoff. 8/10

posted on 23 May 2008, 15:04

4. Boris (unregistered)

2Simdes and 2Nickolai: i totally agree with you guys.i have the ascent racetrack from lux-replica and have had no problems...great review though, thank you, i like the comparison to the real thing.

posted on 27 May 2008, 12:29

5. hussam (unregistered)

would u plz tell us about there ascent racetrack ferrari? is it good? after reading the comments here i want to read more and more, it is a 1000 $ here, i can but nokia 8800 arte with it

posted on 06 Jun 2008, 07:23

6. (unregistered)

get the arte!

posted on 26 Jul 2008, 06:09

7. Sayam (unregistered)

I did spot a fake and proved my point with your review. By the way, Try getting you hands on the new fake one with a camera, more options and no chinese stickers. You can spot one easily in Grey Markets of India. Do a review on how much it has changed!

posted on 30 Jul 2008, 15:19

8. Gurshant (unregistered)

hey i love the ferrari racetrack edition can you tell me where in india !! I live in new delhi!! But never crossed it in karol bagh or gafhar!! I saw the ferrari for 600us$ onhttp://www.igotyah.com/b2b_cpinfo.asp?id=804 should i buy it or not !!

posted on 31 Jul 2008, 01:38

9. (unregistered)

buy it on your own risk

posted on 27 Nov 2010, 09:59

10. Jane_ (unregistered)

I`m looking for a button for Vertu consellation.Are there anу?

posted on 26 Apr 2011, 13:21

11. djd (unregistered)

Does this review apply to ALL Vertu replicas ? I was planning to purchase one, but do not want to waste my money if it is not good.

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